Slash and Burn, Baby

Yesterday I was so proud of myself for breaking 50K on the Work in Progress (WIP). Woot! That would put me closely on pace to being done end of September with October for revisions.

Today I cut nearly 2,000 words at lunch time.


The words needed to be cut, but still. Rats. However, my motto is cut the crap sooner rather than later. I’m happier because, after a LOT of work, I got my chapters into an order that flows better and puts me in a position to move ahead. But that being hard work, I was brain dead for making up much word count. I seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time listening to old recordings of Susan Boyle. She’s the real deal. I wish the world had found her sooner.

(Back on topic!)

Which leads me to the title of today’s post. I did some slash and burn and it was good. Tough love for the MS.

I wish I had an amusing anecdote, but I don’t. I don’t even have a good rant. Well, I could think of one, as there is never any shortage of strong opinions here at Chez Jewel and a lamentable abundance of idiots places other than here. But not at your house. Some other house. Anhyhoo, no ranting because then I’d be up all hours ranting and I find that sleep deprivation generally decreases my ability to do quality writing.

As this point amply demonstrates.


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